2007-08 Women's Basketball - Game Recaps

Cobber junior guard Jenna Freudenberg looks to get the ball into the post during the first half of the Cobbers' 74-45 win over Ham line on Wednesday. Freudenberg had a game-high six assists in the game.
Midway Runs Key Cobber Win!


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MOORHEAD, Minn. (2/06/08)-- Concordia used 11-0 runs midway through both the first and second halves and cruised past Hamline 74-45 in Moorhead on Wednesday. The Cobbers outscored the Pipers 42-25 in the second half to turn a 12-point halftime lead into a 29-point rout. The win puts an end to Concordia's one-game losing streak and keeps CC in the thick of the race for the top three spots in the MIAC. The Cobbers are now 12-5 in league play and 13-7 overall.

The loss is the second in the last four games for Hamline. They are now 7-9 in the MIAC and 10-9 overall and are hanging on to the sixth, and final, spot for the conference postseason tournament.

The Cobbers bolted from the gate, scoring 10 of the first 12 points in the game and looked to be headed to an early-game big lead. That changed at the 16:20 mark when Hamline went on an 11-2 run over the next 5:37 and grabbed their only lead of the game at 13-12. That burst would set the stage for the first of two decisive runs by the Cobbers. From the 10:34 mark until 4:55 to play in the half, Concordia held the Pipers scoreless and went on a 12-0 run of their own to claim a 26-13 lead. From there, the teams would trade points for the remainder of the half and CC would take a 32-20 lead into the break.

The second half "nail in the coffin" run started at the 14:23 mark and lasted until there was 7:58 to play in the game. Over that stretch, Concordia turned a 10-point lead at 39-29 into a comfortable 26-point margin at 61-35. The 22-6 run would officially take all the dramatics out of the game and allow both coaches to use the entire bench as 14 players from each team were able to log minutes in the game.


Tonight’s game is the second of a stretch where the Cobbers will play four games in seven days. After playing at St. Kate’s on Monday and then hosting Hamline, Concordia will travel to Bethel on Saturday and then finish off the tough trek by playing at Gustavus on Monday.


Concordia sophomore guard Sara Sorbo led all scorers with 15 points, but it was the absence of senior Melanie Hageman from the double-digit scoring list that made the real headline. Hageman had scored at least 10 points in the past 32 consecutive games, and in all 19 games this season, but was held to only eight points in the contest. Sorbo was hot from the outside as she went 3-for-4 from 3-point range to record her game-high scoring figure. Freshman Maggie Bauernfeind was the only other Cobber player in double figures. She finished with 11 points and was 3-for-3 from behind the arc. Jenna Freudenberg had a game-high six assists for Concordia to go along with five points and three rebounds.

Hamline had two players with 10 points each. Center Mary Wilkowski was 5-for-8 from the floor and had 10 points but was held to only one rebound. Britta Schwartzhoff also had 10 points. Grace Weinreich came off the bench to lead the team in rebounding. She hauled in five rebounds in 14 minutes of play and also added five points.


Concordia's 3-point shooting proved to be one of the two major differences in the game. The Cobbers went 9-for-16 (56.3%) from behind the arc and connected on six more long-range shots than the Pipers. Hamline was held to only 27.3% (3-for-11) shooting from 3-point range. The other big statistical difference came in turnovers. The Pipers turned the ball over 28 times as compared to only 13 for CC. The Cobbers used that margin to post a 31-14 advantage in points off of turnovers.

Besides their 56.3% shooting from long range on the night, Concordia shot 48.3% (28-for-58) from the field and season-low 52.9% (9-for-17) from the free throw line. The Cobbers entered the game second in the MIAC in free throw percentage, connecting on 75.8% of their shots from the line in league games.

Due to their propensity to turn the ball over in the game, Hamline was held to only 40 field goal attempts. The Pipers shot 40.0% (16-for-40) from the field. They connected on 10 of their 15 (66.7%) free throw attempts. HU outrebounded Concordia 30-22 in the game and held a 9-7 edge in second chance points.